After years of dominating the narrow RPG genre where you go and kill big creatures, Monster Hunter finally has some serious competition. Omega forces Wild hearts it has all the big guns and giant creatures you’d expect, but it has something else: tools to build.
Launching on February 17 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S; it won’t be long before we can get that title ourselves. Developed by the people behind Dynasty warriorsit is obvious that Wild hearts puts a lot of emphasis on the show. In the new gameplay trailer, we see a hunter trying to take down Golden Tempest, a giant vicious tiger who wants to make you another meal.
We see three players battling the beast using different weapons and techniques. Although what sets Wild hearts in addition to this, the emphasis is on mobility and base building. Instead of running around and hoping for the best, the cannon-wielding player builds their own cover and uses it to cover their progress. We also see players using wooden handheld helicopters to whiz around the battlefield.
I’m a big fan Wild heartscompetitions, spending dozens of hours in them Rise of the Monster Hunter for Nintendo Switch. However, although Rise It seems to offer impressive verticality thanks to Wirebug’s hook-like mechanics Wild hearts is ready to go a step further by supporting more mobility creativity by giving us all kinds of weird and wacky tools.
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In addition to the mobility and creativity shown in the trailer, we also get to know the three types of weapons featured in the game. Clawblades look like paired daggers Monster hunter Rise. While exciting, they don’t seem like something to write home about – while yes, I just wrote about them, I won’t be sending this article home. The cannon, however, is a different story. A slow but powerful source of ranged damage. You can shoot it while hanging from one of them Wild hearts‘ wooden helicopters – effectively turning a mini gyroplane into a combat ship.
The Karakuri staff was probably the most interesting and seemed to offer a changeable weapon type. One moment it’s a nimble glaive, the next it’s a painfully large greatsword. While none of these three weapon types indicate a massive departure from Monster Hunter’s own armory, context Wild heartsThe greater emphasis on movement and building creates a number of tantalizing new possibilities.
Wild heartsthe trailer left me with a taste of optimism and excitement. As a fan of the Monster Hunter formula, I’m always excited for new entries in the genre. It seems unlikely that Omega Force’s own title will shake the genre to its core, but the mechanics shown in the game’s latest trailer promise a breath of fresh air.